Running back –
Much of the blame for the Dolphins’ dismal rushing attack can be directed toward the aforementioned offensive line, but the backs that carried the ball didn’t do much to help their own cause. It wasn’t until Week 15 that a Miami running back eclipsed 100 yards in a single game, and the player who did so wasn’t even on the active roster until that contest.
So it goes without saying that the run game-focused Mike McDaniel will do what he can to overhaul the position. Myles Gaskin has another year left on his contract, but the Dolphins would save over $2.5 million if they were to cut him due to his next-to-nothing dead cap hit. Gerrid Doaks and Lynn Bowden Jr. are the only other backs under contract for 2022, though neither of them touched the ball last season.
Miami won’t be shy when it comes to acquiring players for their backfield. There are a handful of solid free agent options, and look for the franchise to buck their recent trend of not addressing the position in the draft. During the Brian Flores era, the Dolphins didn’t draft a running back before the 7th round. The last time they took one in the second round or higher was over ten years ago (Daniel Thomas, 2011).